Thai Plum Village brothers and sisters are happy to announce the upcoming plan of re-opening the Monastery to welcome guests for the practice of mindfulness. Details are as follows:
Arrival and departure dates:
Arrival dates: You are suggested to arrive at the Monastery on one of the following four days: March 25, March 26, March 29, or March 30, 2022.
Departure dates: You are suggested to leave the Monastery on April 06 or April 08, 2022.
After April 08, 2022, there will be a retreat for Thai friends; therefore, guests are suggested to depart not later than April 08, 2022. Thank you for your understanding.
Please note: If the situation of Covid-19 becomes complicated and therefore activities like retreats and other events must be cancelled, the Monastery will not be allowed to receive and host guests. In this case of cancellation, an email of notice will be sent to you. Please note that we will not be responsible for your flight ticket and hotel booking. We are sorry for this inconvenience.
If the above dates do not meet your plans, please regularly log onto our website (langmaithailan.org) and Facebook page (facebook.com/langmaithailan.org) for the most up-to-date information about the coming months’ plans.
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*Thailand Pass: The Monastery only accepts the package Test and Go scheme for those who have already received two doses of Covid-19 vaccination. You must apply for Thailand Pass at least 07 days before the expected departure date through the link: https://tp.consular.go.th/. Before applying for Thailand Pass, a flight ticket to Thailand is not required.
*Paid SHA Extra+/ AQ hotel booking confirmation for 01 day including the fee for 01 RT-PCR test, 01 ATK self-test kit and airport transfer. For more information about hotels, please click here.
**Online registration form: Please use the online form in the link below to complete your registration to visit the Monastery: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSftQJKVV3YCnHP3mz-XeDHxs39JSQej8lbpiNIZv8BFnaAUsw/closedform
*Health insurance with minimum coverage of 20,000 USD for medical expenses related to Covid-19 (For more details about health insurance, please click here.)
**Your air ticket: Please send your round-trip air ticket to us via email at least 05 days before your flight.
*A certificate of two doses vaccination with full details of the vaccine (two doses) and the places of taking the vaccination. For more details, please click here.
*A negative result of the RT-PCR test for Covid-19 within 72 hours before departure. An eligible test result should be an original printout in Thai or English. For more details, please click here.
**After you receive the negative PCR result, the Monastery’s pick-up car will take you from your hotel directly to the Monastery. Please note that, to visit the Monastery on March 25, you must arrive in Thailand on March 24, 2022.
**ATK self-test: To meet the requirements of the government, you will be required to take the ATK self-test on Days 5-6 and then report the test result online as instructed by the Ministry of Public Health via the appointed application.
* 1, 2, 4, 6, and 7: Requirements to visit Thailand
** 3, 5, 8, and 9: Requirements to visit Thai Plum Village
Pick-up to the Monastery: After you receive the negative PCR result from your SHA Extra+/AQ hotel (on the second day since you arrived), the Monastery’s pick-up car will take you from your hotel directly to the Monastery approximately after lunch time of one of the four following days, March 25, March 26, March 29, or March 30, 2022. Please wear a face mask for the whole trip; the car will stop once for toilets at a pre-planned public place.
To prevent the spread of Covid-19, please do not leave your SHA Extra+/AQ hotel after your PCR test. Please buy a Thai sim card upon your arrival at Thailand’s airport and regularly check your email after you arrive at your hotel to stay connected with the Monastery and our pick-up team. (The Monastery’s email and direct contact number will be emailed to you as we receive your completed online registration form).
The pick-up fee is around 2,100-2,800 Thai Baht/taxi. If you travel with other friends, the fee will be shared.
Drop-off to the airport: On April 06 or April 08, 2022, a drop-off car can be arranged to go to the airports BKK or DMK.
If you travel back to Vietnam, please note that you will need to follow Vietnam’s regulations before flying from Thailand to Vietnam such as taking a PCR test 72 hours before boarding, taking quarantine upon arriving in Vietnam, etc.
Except for medical emergencies, please do not go out of the Monastery.
You are encouraged to wear a face mask, wash your hands, as well as practise social distancing.
Please clean your own space regularly according to the instructions of the Monastery.
If you are currently taking any medication, please make sure that you bring them with you.
Please note that, if the number of guests is too large, tents will be put up outside for you to sleep in.
The Monastery is a non-profit practice center. All activities are therefore donation-based only. We look forward to receiving your support during the time you stay in the Monastery. For the time being, the estimated expense including food and accommodation is 500 Thai Baht per person per day. However, the Monastery always welcomes any donation you make.
Your donation will support the Monastery to cover the monastics’ daily expenses like food, electricity, water, and health care. Donations can be made in Thai Baht, USD, VND, or Euro at our Registration office.
Please read carefully the information below to prepare for the best visit to Thailand.
Frequently asked questions about Thailand Pass: https://consular.mfa.go.th/th/content/thailand-pass-faqs-2
To make it easier for us to pick you up from your hotel, please find the suggested list of hotels in Bangkok. For more information, please click here.
If there are updates from the Thai government related to the immigration and quarantine guidelines for international visitors, the Monastery will amend this document accordingly.